By John Waldmeir

The metaphor of the Church as a "body" has formed Catholic considering because the moment Vatican Council. Its impression on theological inquiries into Catholic nature and perform is famous; much less visible is how it has formed a new release of Catholic innovative writers. Cathedrals of Bone is the 1st full-length research of a cohort of Catholic authors whose artwork takes heavily the subjects of the Council: from novelists similar to Mary Gordon, Ron Hansen, Louise Erdrich, and J. F. Powers, to poets comparable to Annie Dillard, Mary Karr, Lucia Perillo, and Anne Carson, to the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley.

Motivated through the inspirational but completely incarnational rhetoric of Vatican II, each one of those writers encourages readers to contemplate the human physique as a site-perhaps crucial site-of interplay among God and humans. even though they characterize the physique in several methods, those late-twentieth-century Catholic artists proportion a feeling of its inherent price. in addition, they use principles and terminology from the wealthy culture of Catholic sacramentality, specially because it used to be articulated within the records of Vatican II, to explain that worth. during this means they problem the Church to take its personal culture heavily and to re-evaluate its courting to a comparatively fresh apologetics that has emphasised a slender view of human cause and a inflexible experience of orthodoxy.

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